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By Susan Beach.

Here’s a good recipe that everyone can prepare:


Cost of fast food meal
1 Missions Offering envelope

Place first ingredient in envelope; write Disaster & Hunger (BWA or SBC);
drop it in the offering plate. Fills two or three tummies a day.

The opposite is also true – don’t follow the recipe and there are no full tummies.

It’s a simple fact that 925,000,000 people are hungry every day – in this city, this country and around the world. (Click here for more hunger statistics….) That number can be overwhelming, even immobilizing. How can anyone deal with it?

One way is to bring items (see list at end of story) to the grocery cart in the church’s main hallway. FBC’s Ministry of Christian Compassion disperses food to more than 200 families every week.

special missions offering envelope

Use a Missions Offering envelope to designate your World Hunger gift.

But that only feeds the hungry in Richmond. When Jesus said to be His witnesses in Jerusalem, Samaria and the ends of the earth, He didn’t give the option to pick one. He sent us to all three.

So, how to do that? Baptists are fortunate to have organizations for just that purpose, feeding the hungry throughout the U.S. and the world. Special emphasis is given on World Hunger Sunday, October 9, 2011, but funds are accepted any time through the year. Gold Missions Offering envelopes provide two ways to give to Disaster and Hunger relief efforts: through the Baptist World Alliance (BWAid) and through the Southern Baptist Convention (Global Response). Missions offering envelopes are available in the bi-monthly envelope packet or at the kiosks. Baptists are also fortunate to know their money is well used: Both organizations spend every penny donated directly on food for those in need; none goes to administrative costs.

FBC Food Pantry Needs
Spaghetti sauce in cans
Soups, Chunky Soups (pop top if available)
Baked Beans, Black Beans, Navy Beans, Pork and Beans (pop top if available)
Microwaveable Rice
Canned fruits (pop top if available)
Peas (pop top if available)
Corn (pop top if available)
Green Beans (pop top if available)
Peanut Butter
Tuna fish (pop top if available)
Breakfast Bars
Mac and cheese
Canned pastas (pop top if available)
Potted meat (pop top if available)
Vienna sausages (pop top if available)
Apple sauce (small plastic containers)
Pop Tarts
Saltine Crackers

Susan BeachSusan Beach volunteers as editor of First Things First. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Susan and her husband, David, have been members of First Baptist Church since 1981. She is a Deacon, a member of the Endowment Fund Board and a member of the Prayer Ministry Team.

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